I'm talking about Subway's sandwiches, people! What'd you think I was referring to?
Apparently, many of the "Footlong" sandwiches we've been eating at Subway may not be as long as promised.
In 2013, an Australian teenager posted an image of his sandwich on Facebook that measured only 11 inches. It generated international media attention, with The New York Post writing that four out of seven Footlongs it bought in New York measured only 11 or 11.5 inches.
A class-action suit was filed against Subway thereafter. A judge last week granted final approval to a settlement of the suit.
As part of the settlement, Subway agreed to take steps to ensure its bread is at least 12 inches long, with franchisees now required to use a tool for measuring bread.
I'm glad Subway was busted. We work too hard for our money to be stiffed. Any company that tries to cut corners and mislead consumers in any way should be dealt with appropriately. In this case, no monetary claims were awarded, but the judge approved $520,000 in attorney fees and $500 for each of the people (10 in all) representing the class.
Subway, get your act together. First your spokesperson Jared Fogle gets arrested for child porn. Now this?
What's your take? Do you eat at Subway? Do you think they should face stiffer penalties?